January 2016 News Articles

Ballweg Recognized with ‘Exemplary Teacher’ Award

January 29, 2016—Dr. Brent Ballweg, Burton H. Patterson professor of music and director of choral activities at Oklahoma Baptist University, was recognized last week with the 2016 Exemplary Teacher in Higher Education award from the Oklahoma Music Educators Association. The OMEA is the state affiliate of the…

OBU to Host Philosophy Forum on Science and Theism Jan. 29

January 28, 2016—The philosophy department of OBU’s Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry invites students, faculty and staff along with the general public to the first OBU Philosophy Forum of 2016. Dr. Jim Baird, professor of Bible and philosophy at Oklahoma Christian University, will speak on…

College of Business Earns Accreditation for Next Decade

January 22, 2016—The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has reaffirmed accreditation of the business programs in the Paul Dickinson College of Business at Oklahoma Baptist University. OBU was first accredited by ACBSP in 1995.…

OBU Welcomes Mathews as College of Fine Arts Dean

January 8, 2016—OBU is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Chris Mathews as dean of the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts. Mathews will assume his duties effective June 1. Mathews earned a Bachelor of Music in Sacred Music with a major in piano and a minor in organ from Union University, graduating…

OBU to Host Public Lectures on Christian Worldview with Rauser

January 7, 2016—Dr. Randal Rauser, professor of philosophy and theology at Taylor Seminary in Edmonton, Alberta, will present public lectures at Oklahoma Baptist University Jan. 11-12. Rauser’s lectures are part of the Christian Worldview annual plenary lectures, held each January on campus. Rauser has…

OBU to Host Stavros Hall Grand Opening

January 7, 2016—OBU will host a grand opening for its state-of-the-art nursing building, Jane E. and Nick K. Stavros Hall, Friday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m. The building is located on the northeast corner of the OBU campus in Shawnee, just south of MacArthur Street and west of Kickapoo Street. Attendees will…